Welcome to Halloween 2012. We have done lots of fun things this Halloween season. We have gone to the pumpkin patch 3 times, carve pumpkins, made Halloween crafts, saw "Hotel Transylvania", and even went to a party. Today was the big day though. The Day. It was trick-or-treating day. The kids woke up all cheerful and wished me "Happy Halloween." In fact, Presley cried when Gracie and I left for school because he thought we were headed out to go trick-or-treating. Gracie has aleady been Jasmine for Hallween party so for school today, she opted to be Wolverine. I tried to talk her into something more girly but nope. To make it girly though, she wore her costume with her glitter shoes. Since she is in the morning class, they got to have their own parade through the school. How cute is she?
Here she is walking down the hall with her BFF Lacey, behind her.
I sneaked down to her classroom this morning to snap a few pictures. She was busy making a craft.
And then when she was done, she went to read on the rug.
In the meantime, I spent a long day with these crazy kids.
But I hurried home to take my own kids trick-or-treating. Presley never changed his mind this Halloween season about his costume choice. He was going to be Hawkeye (from Avengers) and that was that.
We ended up buying Gracie a new Wolverine costume anyways because 1. it is her favorite superhero and has been since she was 2. And 2., the old one we had didn't fit her anymore. And 3, Menards had it for cheap and complete with claws. Her old one didn't have the claws. It's all about the claws.
As we struggled to wake Evie up, Gracie wanted me to take her picture with the pumpkin man at Grandma's house.
Bub likes him too.
Finally we managed to get Evie dressed, as Alice, not Dorothy like she already was, we were ready to hit the streets.
First stop was across the street to cousin Jill's house.
By the second house, the kids knew what they were doing. Walk up the sidewalk, ring the doorbell, say "trick-or-treat", hold out your bag of candy, smile, and say "thank you." We rehearsed the routine about 100 times.
I remember as a kid, planning my outfit weeks ahead of time. We would map out the neighborhood and decide what kind of route we would be taking. We always knew the best houses to go to and always planned to hit those up too. One day my kids will be like that too. Right now, we are just learning the routine and going around the block.
And our cute little candy bags aren't that big so that means they can't hold too much candy!
I always loved trick-or-treating as a kid and all the neighbors always had special goodies just for us. Today we saw Miss Nancy, my parents' neighbor, and her dog Harley. He was dressed like a pumpkin! He was so excited to see the kids.
We made it around the block successfully and made sure to stop at our friend Rico's house and even walked a couple streets over to go to Aunt Rosemary's house. She always has extra special goodies for us too. By then though, the kids were dragging and Chuck and I were the ones carrying the candy bags. They were full. We had to get back to Grandma and Grandpa's and check out all the loot!
Presley emptied his right away and even tried to bit threw some wrappers to try to eat his candy already.
Evie dumped hers out too.
They had some pretty yummy stuff in there.
But Miss Wolverine was pouting because I told her no candy until she eats some supper.
It was fine though because Auntie Amy showed up with Halloween presents for everyone! They got some fun Halloween crafts which I am going to save for next year, and some neat shirts. Bub got Jake and the Pirates. Evie got Snow White.
And this supergirl got her favorite supergirl shirt...Wonder Woman!